Skills Sprints

Join the next wave of culture leaders.

Stage director Alexander Gedeon, one hand on hip, other hand touching ceiling in plain cream room with green plants.

Practical learning:

Personalised support:

  • get un-stuck with us with an optional one-to-one coaching session

Networking & social time:

Project incubation:

Meet the network

Sometimes making work happen is about who you know as much as what you know. Meet amazing creatives at our Skills Sprints…

Visual Artist
Painter Parham Ghalamdar stood facing camera in studio filled with tables and artwork, wearing all black jeans t-shirt and puffer jacket.
Visual Artist
Queer Artist & Immersive Theatre Maker
Smiling headshot of director Leonie Rae Gasson against plain dark brown background, wearing navy blazer and white t-shirt.
Queer Artist & Immersive Theatre Maker
Digital Installation Artist
Digital Installation Artist
Digital Storyteller & Creative Mathematician
Digital Storyteller & Creative Mathematician
Writer, director, producer & performer
Annabelle Sami
Writer, director, producer & performer
And many more
And many more

Who is it for?

  • The next wave of culture leaders who want to work more dynamically
  • Practitioners who want to regain control over their projects, finances, and career 
  • Anyone who wants work smarter, stress less, and co-create a better sector

Why us?

Sprints are run by the Social Convention founders Nat and Cim.

  • We’ve got the creds

Nat has a BFA Theatre and MA Arts Admin & Cultural Policy

Cim has an MMus Composition and MSc Business Innovation

  • We’ve got the experience

We’ve both worked as creative practitioners, freelancers, arts execs, and consultants for a combined 50-odd years. Between us we’ve:

> fundraised over £7 million for arts projects in the last 10 years
> produced, taught, collaborated with or consulted for over 1000 artists and arts organisations
> delivered 2,000 live audiences and 16k online audiences to Social Convention events/works

We’ve spent the past 4 years putting it into practice running our own company.

We share a passion for re-shaping the way we do the business of arts/culture, and we want to share the special sauce with you.

Where is it?

We hold courses in-person in East London, but if you’re not in the big smoke (or just super busy), it’s easy to join live online or watch back any sessions you missed.

Still not sure?

We love chatting to new people – why not drop us a line?

Link copied! Email copied!